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First Choice To Follow Virgin With Inflight Beauty  
User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Hello All

According to ABTN (Air Business Travel News) FCA is to introduce Inflight Beauty Therapists on selected longhaul services, charging £12.50 a go.

Well......it looks like VS "unique" service is finally catching on (15 years later), but I am amazed a charter carrier is doing it before the likes of EK!

Good luck to them, its such a popular service with our pax, and a brave move by FCA.

Cheers

ITK

[Edited 2005-01-31 20:21:21]

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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

Why would they have them on LH flights? Do you mean First Choice flights?


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User currently offlineIntheKnow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

LH = Longhaul, will edit post.

ITK


User currently offlineTopjet330 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

well with there new Star Class Premier service going live soon, it doesnt at all suprise me.

User currently offlineSaxon From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

I think FCA have improved quite a lot and are now one of the more better charter airlines.


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Nowt wrong with charter airlines in the first place....just improving the service to satisfy the moaners in the UK public  Big grin


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

FCA is the best charter IMO, never a bad flight with them,

Sam Smile



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Flew Air 2000, but not First Choice.
Still, got to say the best charter to fly with is MyTravel Airways though. Can't beat the service on them  Smile



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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Charter airlines in the UK often give better value for money that the scheduled carriers on the popular sunshine routes with inflight meals and IFE included, even on short routes. Having flown First Choice last summer i'd agree that they offer an excellent service whilst also being amongst the cheapest around. Offering the extra features on their long haul services can only be a good thing and will certainly set them apart from the competition.

Mark



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12114 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3062 times:
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When the B787 enters the fleet then you will be flying in style and hopfully have a massage at the same time.

User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3052 times:


What exactly does one get with 'Inflight Beauty Therapists on selected longhaul services, charging £12.50 a go'?



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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

They are gonna be hurting to put all this crap on their planes, I doubt this is gonna make the final cut. Full bar should be priority or some casino stuff would really sell over international waters.


Regards.


User currently offlineFlighttime From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

You think one hostie with a GVCQ in 'beauty therapy' and a make up bag, is a bigger deal than a full bar and casino?!

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Why do people want beauty treatments on-board an aircraft?

All those people having their blackheads popped on an aircraft!


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
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A standup bar was considered for the refurbished B767s, I've seen the artists impressions of the various concepts that were looked at.

The idea was rejected due to the fact it costs 6 passenger seats and the resulting loss of revenue - given the fact the airline won't be offering a Business/First class service the fares being charged don'y justify it at this stage.

To be honest I thought the Air Therapist would go the same way, although the service is limited to just a few weekly flights - presumably while it is evaluated.

Treatments are £12.50 and provided by trained beauty therapists in conjunction with skincare company Deralogica. Upper back and scalp massages, pressure point massaging, facial mapping and skin refreshers will be provided. It looks as if treatments will be available to book in advance.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Back massages??? will 'extra' be available to purchase????ha ha hum

User currently offlineTopjet330 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Crosswind

Any idea whether First Choice will be getting Select a Seat service soon, all the other major charters offer it through the net now for a small fee.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

First Choice is now advertising for their long haul services:
  • More legroom when compared with BA or VS in economy

  • Wide screen IFE at every seat

  • Free in-flight meals with choice of entree


And now in-flight beauty therapists!

Seems some UK charter flights are beginning to catch up/overtake the legacy carriers for people who fly economy! However, this is not new as older members might remember Wardair, originally a Canadian charter airline with increased seat pitch, fine meals (often Chateaubriand) served on real Wedgwood China with real linen, and as many free drinks as you wished. True there was no IFE, but with such excellent service, meals that would shame many restaurants, and friendly cabin crew, who needed a movie or some PC games or even a beauty therapist to make the flight enjoyable?




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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Exactly Bcal, these gimmicks are all very well but what I would prefer are more legroom, quality meals, complimentary beverages and friendly, professional serice.

If I want a manicure or to visit the movies, I will make my own arrangements.


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